Melrose Park Dentist
General Dental Services
at Melrose Park Dental & Implant Centre
Melrose Park’s Favourite Dentist
The friendly and caring dentists at Melrose Park Dental & Implant Centre are Adelaide’s favourite dental team.
We’ve been helping families look after their teeth and brighten their smiles for over 35 years. From check-ups to cleans, fillings, root canals, extractions, implants, dentures, mouthguards and snoring solutions, we’ve got you covered.
Dental Check-Up & Teeth Cleaning
At Melrose Park Dental Surgery we believe prevention is better than cure, so we focus on education and awareness to help clients understand the importance of good dental habits. Booking a check-up and clean with a dentist every six months is a great way to stay on top of your oral health and identify any potential issues before they develop into larger problems.
Gentle & Thorough Examination
When we examine your mouth, we look at both your teeth and gums to make sure there are no early signs of disease. If it’s the first time we’ve seen you, we may need to take x-rays so we can see inside and in between your teeth to get a complete picture of your oral health. We’ll talk you through the whole process and help keep your teeth strong and healthy.
After we’ve completed your check-up, we’ll deep clean and polish your teeth to leave your mouth feeling sparkling clean and fresh. The first part of the deep clean process is called a scale. Here we use a special ultra-sonic scaler to gently remove any plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth. This is followed by a gentle polish using a soft rubber brush that removes stains and shines the teeth for a great-looking smile.
Scale & Clean
Regular scale and clean treatments are a great way to stay on top of your dental health as they have been proven to help prevent gum disease and halitosis (bad breath) along with a range of other dental diseases. Our friendly dentists are always here to help you with your dental hygiene, even if it’s been a while since your last dental check-up.
BEFORE teeth scale and clean
AFTER teeth scale and clean
BEFORE teeth scale and clean
AFTER teeth scale and clean
Children’s Dentist In Melrose Park
Conveniently located inside Allcare Medical Centre in Melrose Park, our friendly dentists enjoy seeing all members of the family from toddlers to teens, and adults to the elderly. We love seeing children and treat them with understanding and care to ensure that they have a stress-free, fun and positive experience at our clinic.
Positive Dental Experience
When children have a good experience with a dentist, they tend to grow up comfortable and confident with regular visits to the dentist. Regular dental check-ups mean that kids are more likely to maintain great dental health over their lifetime.
From your child’s first dental check-up to sports mouthguards or emergency treatment, we’re here to help. Our dentists offer expert advice and professional dental treatment to help your child maintain healthy teeth and happy smiles.
A filling protects teeth that have already been damaged from sensitivity or further decay. Before we start your filling, we’ll gently numb your mouth and make you nice and comfortable. Next we’ll carefully remove any decay and old broken fillings before we give your tooth a good clean. Finally, we’ll rebuild the tooth using a suitable filler to restore it to its original appearance and function. By clearing the decay and sealing it with a filling, we protect the tooth from further damage.
Types Of Dental Filling
We offer a range of different types of fillings. Our friendly dentists can help and advise you on the best type of filling to suit your needs. Materials for fillings can include tooth-coloured materials like composite resin, glass ionomer, or porcelain. Alternatively, amalgam and sometimes gold may be used. We’ll talk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each type of filling, so you’ll always know what you are getting.
Emergency Tooth Extractions
The experienced dentists at Melrose Park Dental & Implant Centre specialise in same-day and emergency tooth extractions. If you wish, we will try to save or repair your tooth instead of removing it. However, some teeth may be too badly decayed or damaged to save.
Tooth Extraction Professionals
If we do need to remove a tooth, we’ll talk you through the whole process and make it as quick and painless as possible. Some tooth extractions like wisdom teeth require more time and careful planning but either way, we’ll make the whole process as comfortable and easy as we can.
No matter whether it’s an emergency tooth extraction, tooth decay, overcrowding or impaction our dentists have removed many teeth over the years, so you know you are in caring, experienced and capable hands.
Root canal therapy is a treatment that is performed to save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. Teeth can become infected due to trauma, decay, deep fillings, or cracked/chipped teeth. Unfortunately, once the nerve inside the tooth is involved, the toothache can be very painful.
A dental examination with x-rays will quickly reveal nerve damage and confirm the diagnosis. When nerves are infected the only way to save the tooth is to remove the pulp (which contains the nerves, tissue and blood cells) inside the root. This is called a root canal. There are two parts to a root canal treatment.
Clearing The Root Canal
Clearing the root canal involves making a small hole in the top of the tooth and gently removing all of the dead and infected tissue deep inside the root. Once all the dead nerves and tissue is removed, the tooth is left completely hollow. It is then thoroughly cleaned and flushed with antibiotics to kill the infection before being sealed with a temporary filling.
Filling The Root Canal
Once the infection has cleared, the temporary filling will be removed and the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned, shaped and disinfected. The root canal is then filled with a special compound and sealed, enabling you to keep your tooth and enjoy your smile.
Is A Root Canal Painful?
The toothache is more painful than the root canal treatment itself. Our gentle dentists will talk you through the whole process and numb your tooth so you don’t feel the root canal treatment. Once the root canal has been cleared, most people find the pain starts to subside very quickly.
Dentures are a cost-effective way to replace multiple missing teeth and create a natural-looking smile. They are often used to fill in the gaps created by decayed, damaged or accidental loss of teeth. Our experienced dentists can fit you for full or partial dentures depending on how many teeth you need to replace.
Partial dentures are a great way to replace one or a few missing teeth if you still have plenty of healthy teeth in the upper or lower jaw. We’ll take an impression of your mouth and create a metal or acrylic plate with replica teeth and gums that are colour matched to your existing teeth. The partial dentures are then clipped onto your remaining teeth to naturally fill any gaps and create a full smile.
Full dentures are used to replace a full set of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They are custom-made to fit your mouth. We offer a range of full dentures to suit your requirements.
Immediate dentures are made before the teeth are extracted and can be fitted as soon as the teeth have been removed – so you’ll always have functioning teeth even during the healing period.
Conventional / Complete Dentures
Complete or conventional dentures are made after your teeth have been extracted and the gums have completely healed which tends to take between four to six weeks. Waiting for the gums to heal before making dentures ensures a secure and comfortable fit.
With all the advances in technology, our dentists can also create fixed dentures also known as implant-supported, snap-in, or all-on-4 dentures. These dentures use dental implants to firmly secure the dentures in place, offering improved stability and ease of use.
Expert Denture Help & Advice
Our friendly Adelaide dentists are happy to talk you through all the different denture options and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Whichever dentures you choose, they will be custom-made, sized and coloured to suit your smile.
Mouthguards For Sport
Mouthguards are a great way to protect your cheeks, teeth and gums while playing contact sports. Our dentists offer a range of custom-made mouthguards suitable for children and adults. For maximum protection, we recommend wearing mouthguards at all times when playing a contact sport, which includes practice games.
Superior Strength & Protection
Our mouthguards offer superior comfort, strength, and protection compared to off-the-shelf products because they are custom-made to fit your mouth. This means you’ll get a comfortable, secure fit that will protect your mouth and stay in place to absorb and disperse impacts while playing sport. With a close and comfortable fit, you can enjoy your sports knowing you’ve got the best possible protection for your teeth.
Mouthguards For Sleeping
Grinding and clenching your teeth while sleeping is a common problem, which can wear or crack the teeth. Often people are unaware of their habit. Bruxism (teeth grinding) often goes hand in hand with waking in the morning with a headache, neck and shoulder pain, and painful, stiff jaw. If you or your partner grind your teeth, we recommend seeing a dentist who can help with a custom-made protective nightguard.
Comfort & Protection
Our custom-made range of protective nightguards help to promote healthy sleep as they provide superior comfort whilst shielding your teeth from damage. They can help relieve tension and pain in the jaws which can ease or eliminate headaches upon waking. Investing in a nightguard will save your sleep and save your teeth by significantly reducing or eliminating grinding damage to your teeth.
Mouthguards For Snoring
Snoring happens when the soft tissues in your throat become very relaxed as you sleep. As you inhale and exhale breaths, the air passes over the soft tissues causing them to vibrate and create a hoarse sound. Most people snore occasionally, but for some, snoring is a loud chronic condition that can be a frustration for others who share your home and maybe a sign of OSA – Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
Over 750,000 Australians suffer from OSA. Obstructive sleep apnoea is characterised by loud snoring followed by periods of silence where the breathing slows or stops, resulting in the sufferer waking and gasping for air. If you or your partner are chronic snorers, suffer from uneven breathing or gasping during the night and regularly wake up with a headache or dry sore throat, we recommend you see your doctor who can refer you to a sleep specialist for tests.
Whilst chronic cases of sleep apnoea may require a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure) or surgery, many OSA sufferers can be helped by wearing a special dental mouthguard at night. Our custom-made snoring mouthguards are designed to gently ease the jaw forward. This widens the back of the airway, allowing your breath to move freely, thus reducing the vibration which causes the snoring sound.
Designed For Comfort
Our dentists will take a dental impression to create a model of your mouth. This is then used to design and build the mouthguard around the shape of your teeth, gums and jaw. Our snoring mouthguards are made from soft polymers for ultimate comfort. If snoring has been giving you or your partner disturbed or sleepless nights, make an appointment to chat with our friendly dentists who will be happy to help and advise you.